Photography is no easy thing. It takes lots of practice to take the "perfect" photo, with great lighting, the best angle, the right idea, and more. If you aspire to become a better photographer, whether you're just starting out or have been taking photos for years, here are some basic photography tips for you!
1. Don't take photos in direct sunlight
While it may seem good since the sun provides light for your photos, all it does is create unwanted shadows in your photos. The best time to take photos is when it's overcast. No bright sun shining down, but still light out. This makes your photos smooth, clear, and more professional.
direct sunlight vs. overcast/shaded
2. The rule of thirds
This rule is hard to explain in writing, so I will insert a photo of what I mean. Basically, Look through your camera's viewfinder or camera screen, and imagine it is divided into thirds both horizontally and vertically. To make the photo more keen to the eye, place the main subjects on the intersection points of these lines.
Most people view everything in life from the height that they stand normally. If you're 5'7", that's the height you see most things on a day-to-day basis. When taking photos, perspective is key. The best thing to do is to experiment. Practice lower angles, higher angles, above, below, zooming in/out, and more. Discover what perspective works best when photographing certain subjects. This makes the photos more creative and eye-catching than ones taken at the view we always see. Here are some examples of different photo perspectives.
Those are three very important photography tips for beginner photographers, that are found
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